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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/13/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rawlins Seeks Public Comment on Sun Dog Environmental Assessment


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment (EA) of proposed natural gas wells in the Sun Dog (SD) Sub-Area within the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project area in Carbon County, Wyo.

The EA analyzes the development of 11 natural gas wells 36 miles southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. About 45.5 surface acres would initially be disturbed with a long-term surface disturbance of 12.6 acres. The proposed wells would have the associated construction of a well pad, access road, gas gathering pipeline, water gathering pipeline, underground power line and utility corridor. To minimize surface disturbance on public land, pipelines and utilities would be located adjacent and parallel to the proposed or existing access roads and existing pipeline disturbances where feasible.

The EA is tiered to the 2007 Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. It is available for review at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/atlantic_rim/ea/sundog.html.

Written comments will be accepted until Aug. 29 via email to BLM_WY_AtlanticRim@blm.gov with “SD Comment” in the subject line; fax to 307-328-4224; or mail or delivery to the BLM Rawlins Field Office, Attn: Jennifer Fleuret, P.O. Box 2407, 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins WY 82301. Comments are most useful when they substantively address specific issues, concerns, ideas or mitigation opportunities.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Fleuret at 307-328-4314.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the individual above during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-13-2014